News from the Heartland of Japan Vol. 7

Welcome to the travel newsletter from Heartland JAPAN.
We aim to bring you the latest news about regional travel in Japan
as well as our latest offers and tours.
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Greetings from the Heartland JAPAN Newsletter Editor!
My name is Niki and I am the Editor for the fortnightly newsletter from Heartland JAPAN. In the next few months we will be launching a new product that we believe will be very attractive to travellers seeking a new adventure! Stay tuned!

About Heartland JAPAN

We at Heartland JAPAN believe that travel can be a life-changing experience and the means for inspiration. We are a ground operator that provide custom and packaged luxury adventure travel tours to off-the-beaten-track rurally focused locations across Japan. Our mission is to give travellers an insight into authentic Japan. Participants have the opportunity to meet locals, visit historically and culturally important sites, take part in hands-on activities, try regional products and cuisine, as well as enjoy hiking through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful nature Japan has to offer. For more information, please visit our tours website.

News Roundup

An NPO has launched a project to create kimonos representing each of the nations competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Each kimono aims to encompass the culture, history and style of each country with models representing their home country! 

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In August, the number of tourists visiting Japan topped 20 million for the first 8 months of 2018. It is estimated that at this pace, the year end figure will reach 30 million for the first time ever. The government is hoping to attract 40 million by the 2020 Olympics.

Building an infrastructure and making the right preparations for this influx, however, is vital. At Heartland JAPAN, we hope to do our bit in spreading the weight across the country and in the process showing tourists a side of Japan that they've never seen before!  Click the button below to read the full article. 
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Tottori Prefecture is famous for its 'desert' but how about Mt Daisen and the town of Daisen at its foot? Home to many interesting and historical cultural and food quirks, including a burger-making monk, it is certainly worth a visit!  Click the button below for more information.
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Featured Travel Blog

JaPlan Guide, written and curated by Aussie-based Japanophile, Beatrix Holland, provides travel tips and recommended spots primarily for an Australian (or more specifically Melbourne) audience, but there is plenty of information that would be of interest to others planning a trip to Japan! Click the button below for her suggestions of alternatives to taking the shinkansen (bullet train).
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Spotlight Photo

This is a sneak-peak of an upcoming product launch!

Featured here is an Iwami kagura mask craftsman in the heart of Shimane Prefecture - as well as hearing about his craft and seeing him at work, tour attendees can also try their hand at painting their own mask! On our tours, we aim to provide the opportunity to meet locals, to hear their stories and to be inspired through cross-cultural exchanges.

We look forward to telling you more about our new package shortly!

Upcoming Events

VJTM 20-22 September Tokyo
We will have a booth at VJTM for all three days of the expo running Thursday 20 September to Saturday 22 September. We look forward to meeting many of you there and would be very happy to have lunch or dinner if you are available! 

Shimane Prefecture FAM Trip
Following on from our collaboration with METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) for our Aso Tour, we will be holding a FAM trip to Shimane Prefecture in autumn in collaboration with the Shimane Prefectural Government to coincide with a new package tour! We will be looking for agents to invite! More details to follow. 

Office Drop-In Always Welcome

If you happen to be in Japan on business or otherwise, please don't hesitate to contact us, we would love to meet you!

Address: 4F, Office87, 332 Yamabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 162-0801

Downloadable Documents

You can view and download our brochure for our full-package guided tours here. For inquiries about custom tours please don't hesitate to contact us via the email address provided.
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